1. Brandi Glanville
The only people who don’t like Brandi are her Real Housewives co-stars, and that’s because she calls them on their bullshit. Brandi did a not-very-nice thing this season when she revealed a Maloof family secret, but the way she’s handled everything since then reminds us why she’s our favorite Housewife.
2. Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa has somehow managed to remain a class act and a loyal ally to Brandi, the most foul-mouthed of the bunch. But as Lisa reminds us, there is more to class than not saying four-letter words: she stands up for her friends, a valuable quality that separates her from most of the women in this cast.
3. Yolanda Foster
Yolanda took some getting used to, especially when her early appearances focused on her submissive relationship with her husband and her criticism of her daughter. But lately, Yolanda has proven herself as a no-nonsense woman who can’t abide drunk women, shit-talking, or The Morally Corrupt Faye Resnick.
4. Taylor Armstrong
Taylor is a mess, but she’s our mess. Frankly, the real reason Taylor got more likable this season is that she was drunk most of the time. Is that healthy? Probably not. But there was something refreshing about seeing her so free. You’ve also got to appreciate how upfront she is about her financial troubles.
5. Kim Richards
Sober or not, Kim is deeply damaged, and as such it’s hard to judge her too harshly. Still, it’s frustrating watching her switch sides on a weekly basis just because she can’t keep her conflicts straight. At the very least, her quirks make her fun to watch. Nobody does Kim Richards like Kim Richards.
6. Marisa Zanuck
We didn’t ask for Marisa, but we got her anyway. Mostly she’s kind of a nothing, though toward the end of the season she showed her true colors as someone willing to throw Brandi under the bus just to fit in with the cool kids. Not a good look, Marisa, and it doesn’t bode well for next season.
7. Camille Grammer
How the mighty have fallen! Camille lost her sainthood this season when she decided to join Team Adrienne and turn on Lisa and Brandi. It’s sad, because we really wanted to like Camille — she was such a joy in Season 2 — but anyone who calls Faye Resnick a “tough cookie” is not to be trusted.
8. Kyle Richards
Kyle has tried so hard to be likable that she’s become one of the most despicable members of the cast. Her two-facedness came to head this season, as she crapped on all her friends by “staying neutral.” That, coupled with her persistent need to make Kim’s addiction about her, earns her a spot at the bottom.
9. Adrienne Maloof
Say it with me now: good riddance. By the end of Season 3, Adrienne Maloof proved herself to be a wretched human being, an untrustworthy friend, and a compulsive liar. She’s a nightmare, and her refusal to show up at the reunion removes any hope of redemption. Go peddle your vodka elsewhere.